Lucy Stevens presents Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel

Church Stretton School

Wed Aug 5 | 7.30pm

Lucy Stevens – Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel
 Superb acting and vocal performances ... Funny, touching and uplifting - A must see!  Light Music Society

After their very well received performance of Whattalife! in 2018, we are very pleased to welcome back Lucy and Elizabeth to Church Stretton…

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel

“Killing the Angel in the House … Had I not killed her she would have killed me.”

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is a new one-woman play with music that weaves the life of Virginia Woolf, as expressed in her own words, with music and songs by female composers who were her contemporaries – much of which is out of print and rarely performed.

Through Woolf’s writing, it reveals her troubled childhood and her views on literature, the Bloomsbury group, the challenges women face as artists and how women’s work has been omitted from histories of music and the arts.

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is the latest collaboration between professional actor and classical singer, Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus, a Fellow and Professor of Harpsichord at Guildhall School of Music, following their previous acclaimed plays about women in music.

 ... superbly gifted, Lucy Stevens, with a voice of this calibre, it would be easy for a singer to indulge, but Whattalife! is a seamless balance of speech and music

Lucy Stevens is a trained actor and a classically trained singer. She studied voice with Gerald Wragg at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama after completing an acting degree in Community Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

Lucy’s career has incorporated theatre (performing at The Liverpool Playhouse, The Unicorn Arts Theatre and The West Yorkshire Playhouse), opera (performing at Longborough Festival Opera, St John’s Smith Square and Opera Holland Park) and new contemporary work (at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, Turbine Hall at Tate Modern and The Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House).

Elizabeth Marcus studied at the Guildhall School. While at college she won the Raymond Russell Competition for harpsichord, the Dove Memorial Prize for top Graduate of that year and the Carl Meyer Memorial Prize for outstanding service to the School.

Elizabeth has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Floral Hall at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and St. John Smith Square and appeared in concert with Alastair Miles, Janice Watson, Sally Matthews, Robert Hayward and Claire Rutter. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4, Classic FM, BBC 2 TV, Channel 4 and French National Radio.

Lucy has a Website